It would be a mistake to believe that the government of Turkey avoids adapting territories of Western Armenia to their policies, fearing the probable reclamation of the region by Armenia and possible expenses.
At the initiative of Turkish government, intensive construction works are taking place on the territory of Western Armenia (now Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey). Furthermore, during that works all visible and indisputable traces of past Armenian presence are being wiped out.
Another method of concealment of historical facts in Turkish government’s arsenal is the modification of the educational system in such a way that every subject is taught by only Turks and in Turkish language, which facilitates the processes of propaganda and falsification.
Today, even if the non-Turkish origin of Western Armenia is ever mentioned, you’ll only hear about the kingdom of Urartu which has allegedly no relation to Armenian nation whatsoever. Documented events, facts and DNA data about the direct connection between modern Armenian people and people of ancient states of Armenian Upland seem to have no effect on the falsification policy.
Ethnic Kurds living in Turkey avoid speaking in their own language and even pretend to not understand it, so we have a right to consider that nothing has changed in Turkish policy in last 100 years. In fact, that policy of oppression of people of foreign ideas and religion has remained the same for some 500 years.
Great contributions to falsification of Armenian history have been made by Russian historians Igor Mikhailovich Diakonoff and Boris Borisovich Piotrovski.
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